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In the pre-TV era, people saw the news every week in their neighborhood movie theaters. Newsreels were shown before every feature film and in dedicated newsreel theaters located in large cities. Universal Newsreel, produced from 1929 to 1967, was released twice a week. Each issue contained six or seven short stories, usually one to two minutes in length, covering world events, politics, sports, fashion, and whatever else might entertain the movie audience. These newsreels offer a fascinating ...



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King Alexander and Louis Barthou, Shot Down in Streets of Marseilles by Revolutionists. Furious Spectators Batter Killer to Death As His Victims Die. Alexander Murdered - "Universal Newsreel brings you the First Actual motion pictures of the murder of King Alexander of Jugoslavia and French Foreign Minister Barthou" scenes of the King arriving on cruiser at Marseilles, ride through town, shots, mob beats the assassin, a Croatian.
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(1) Cape Canaveral launch of 30-pound Explorer satellite by 3-stage Redstone missile, press conference with von Braun and Van Allen with model, night time launch showing spinning satellite on top of rocket (2) "Egypt, Syria Merge In New Arab Republic" - Nasser and Kawakli? of Syria meet in Cairo to form UAR with 30 million population, sign at table - mideast (partial newsreel).
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"The cleverest anti-Nazi propaganda yet! You will howl with glee when you see and hear what our London newsreel friends have cooked up for Hitler and his goose-stepping armies. The 'Nasties' skip and sway in tune to the Lambeth Walk!" - humorous editing of German newsreels to make fun of Hitler and the Nazis. (partial newsreel)
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Big freedom bell rings in West Berlin on 1st anniv of Berlin Wall; checkpoints; U.S. army patrols in jeep; Brandt leads memorial services (partial newsreel).
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Titan II launch in South Atlantic, with camera on 2nd stage - makes film of stage separation above earth, "The curvature of the earth is plainly visible. Through the magic of the camera earthlings take their first ride into space." (partial newsreel)
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First report of Sputnik - animations of rocket used same animations as done for earlier report on the Vanguard story (partial newsreel)
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(1) B-47 a-bomb fell on house in SC, first such accident (2) Los Angeles - automatic control of machine tool production line, using punched tape, developed by Hughes Aircraft Company (partial newsreel).
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Antiwar demonstrators protest in Central Park, march to UN building, included students and hippies and priests and nuns, burn draft cards, shouted confrontations with anti-antiwar marchers, prowar signs, Martin Luther King leads procession; another march in downtown San Francisco down Market Street to stadium, sponsored by loose coalition of left-wing anti-war groups, "President Johnson meanwhile let it be known that the FBI is closely watching all anti-war activity."- violence in...
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(1) "First actual newsreel pictures of atrocities in Nazi murder camps. Helpless prisoners tortured to death by a bestial enemy...Here Is The Truth" (Real-life horror pictures revealing the unbelievable atrocities committed by the Nazis in their murder camps) Grasleben: Wounded and emaciated Yanks, captured in von Runstedt's bulge attack of last winter, are fed and given medical care by the Yank armies of liberation. Hadamar: Protected by gas masks, grave diggers open reeking graves...
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"New Mexico: Fourteen-ton Nazi rockets, launched by Army technicians in the first phase of our new long-range missile program, soar 75 miles into the ionosphere and attain phenomenal speeds. Amazing slow motion camera record shows spectacular event." - scenes of V-2 rockets assembled by Americans at White Sands New Mexico raised to launch position and test fired, seen in slow motion camera, up 75 miles to 3000 mph in 60 seconds. (partial silent newsreel)
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(1) Mass protest against Vietnam war in Washington DC, on mall, across Potomac river to Pentagon, MPs with bayonets emerge from Pentagon, tear gas used, next day camp fires burn on the 2nd day of sitting-in (2) new turbo-jet transport plane by Germany (partial newsreel)
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Titov returns from orbit, newspaper headlines, stock footage of rocket liftoff, recording equipment picked up Titov's voice, animation of space craft orbiting earth (partial newsreel)
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"Fort Slocum, NY: Modern 'Doughboys' doff their usual khaki and don, of all things, wome's clothes to star in their own version of 'Swing Fever.' Singing and dancing a la Broadway. You'll howl!" men dress as women for stage show (some sound) (partial newsreel)
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Whole issue on Friendship 7 Mercury space flight of John Glenn; Glenn getting ready, puts on space suit, walks to launch pad, 6 am EST, 10 months after Gagarin, gets into his capsule on top Atlas missile, rocket blastoff, animation of capsule turning around, go for 7 orbits, "actual pictures of Glenn in the capsule" and animations of Glenn's orbit around earth, destroyer Noah lifts capsule aboard, Glenn rests and then lifted aboard helicopter for flight to carrier USS Randolph...
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Chicago: Exclusive sound pictures of Cecil H. Dill, of Traverse Coty, Michigan, an aspiring radio artist demonstrating his ability to render popular melodies by pressing his hands together. Dill modestly tells how he discovered his unusual talent. (partial newsreel)
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"Berlin, Germany: An unprecedented display of power and organization by the Brown Shirted forces of the German Chancellor marks the final pre-election activities of the Social Democrats, with long columns of uniformed men in spirited procession down Unter den Linden from Brandenberg Gate to the Lustgarten, with Swastika banners fluttering over the Pretorian Guard the Storm Battalions that back up the new regine. Prof. Albert Einstein, world famous physicist, renounces his homeland because...
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"Lakehurst, NJ: Thirty-five persons die and scores of others are injured as the mighty dirigible explodes three hundred feet over the landing field at the end of her first voyage of the season from Europe. A terrific burst of flame engulfs the stern of the ship and spreads with the rapidity of lightning to the bow. The inferno of blazing hydrogen gas cremates all living beings in its path, as the twisted skeleton of the balloon settles quickly to the ground. Rescue crews brave death to...
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LBJ speaks to cartoonists at White House, wants to prevent "Chinese domination over all Asia" - pictures of peaceful Vietnam - LBJ speaks (partial newsreel).
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(1) 21 ships of Admiral Halsey's 3rd fleet damaged off Japan, USS Pittsburgh lost 100 feet of bow, but survived; (2) 44th Division Comes Home, on passenger liner, greeted by Marlene Dietrich; (3) Fire Destroys Lake Steamer - ship Harmonic on Lake Ontario; (4) Aviation in the News - 72-ton MARS flying boat christened in Baltimore, the largest flying boat in service in the U.S. (5) Los Angeles - Hughes Aircraft in Culver City building the plywood H4 flying boat, with wing 320 feet long (6) Big...
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National Archives description: "The original release sheet reads: NEWS HIGHLIGHTS OF 1961 The Year 1961 was a year of international tensions compounded by crisis after crisis. CAIRO: Riots protested Lumumba's death. CUBA: A Communist regime strengthened it position 90 miles from the U.S.A. CONGO: Warfare still split this newly-created nation. LAOS & SOUTH VIETNAM: Here, again, War continued to plague both countries. ALGERIA: Brother is pitted against Brother in this French possession....
Topics: Newsreel, Project Mercury (U.S.), Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963, Grissom, Virgil I,...
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(1) "RAF Lancasters converge on the 45,000 ton Nazi Battlewagon, hidden in Tennsue Fjord in Norway. She is throwing tons of bursting steel skyward, but super blockbusters plummet down and she is hit. Winds blow away her smoke screen and again she is hit mortally. This time the smoke clouds mark her slipping beneath the waves, forever." (2) All Out Drive On Germany - "In the snows of Northeastern Europe, huge, lumbering 105 and 105mm. howitzers lay down their curtains of fire on...
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(1) Vietnam protest demonstration in Britain; also at Madrid University in Spain, burned American flag; also 4000 in Detroit at "love-in" and "be-in" with hippies and wild constumes (2) News In Brief - U.S. jet bombers hit North Vietnam targets (3) May Day parade in Moscow, Premier Kosygin (partial newsreel).
"New London, Texas tragedy - 425 Children Die As Gas Explosion Shatters School in center of rich East Texas oil field, caused by gas pockets in school basement."
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(1) Presidential yacht Williamsburg takes Truman on his first vacation; (2) Long distance anniversary at Paris, Ontario, for 70th anniversary of telephone (3) Churchill visits Dover.
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Popovich and Nikolai follow two previous manned flights to become third and fourth Russians to orbit; globe animations, "Tracking stations indicate that there is little doubt of the success of the Russian feat that are seen as 2 years ahead of the U.S. effort." newspapers; Russians sent back TV pictures; jubilation in Russia (3) Herbert Hoover Library dedicated on his 88th birthday in West Branch Iowa; Truman is guest; Hoover received honorary degrees (partial newsreel)
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(1) "New York, NY: Thousands of radio listeners throughout the U. S. are frightened into mass hysteria by a dramatization of H. G. Wells' old thriller, 'The War of the Worlds,' as staged by orson Welles, young actor-manager." sound of Orson Welles speaking at press conference. (2) King Visits Ill Youngsters - "London, England: Inmates at the Hospital for Sick Children in Great Ormond Street get a great thrill when King George and Queen Elizabeth visit the institution's new...
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Mussolini Executed - "Il Duce Obit 1945 - Benito Mussolini orates before his Black Shirt Legions and confers with his arch conspirator, Hitler. Reverses strike and Hitler rescues him from the Allies. Currently, he returns to Milan only to be tried and killed in the same inglorious way that he had meted out punishment to his political foes." (partial newsreel)
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(1) "At Saipan, after briefing, the members of the 21st bombing Command take to Super Fortresses and roar into the sky - destination Tokyo! They shower tons of bombs and incendiaries on the huge sprawling city as they hit factories, steel mills and docks. Mass civilian evacuation of Tokyo was ordered after this raid. Japs Raid Saipan - Saipan is attacked by Jap raiders, 14 of which are shot down, after they had started spectacular fires and caused minor damage." scenes of Japan...
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(1) Campaign in Burma "In Burma we see Admiral Lord Mountbatten, the late Major General Wingate and the ace air-director, Colonel 'Flip Corkan' watching Colonial troops depart for heavy action. We move out into the muddy combat areas and watch air transport drop bales of rice and munitions. Allied tanks and infantry are slogging through. Further afield we encounter General Stilwell's Chinese armies (armed with Yank equipment), then we watch them advance through the jungle country. The...
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(1) "Conferences at Guam ended, Pacific Fleet Commander, Admiral Nimitz sends an armada of 1,400 vessels to Okinawa in the Ryukus. En route, the men of the new U.S. 10th Army stage their own deck entertainment, and secure their issue of invasion money. Land sighted, the big guns of the fleet bark into action, and tons of rockets are sped shoreward. Landing craft race in, and unopposed landings are made. Inland, Jap dugouts and pill boxes are destroyed with grenades. Past broken forts,...
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(1) Churchill in Miami Beach for 6-week vacation, appears at press conference (2) Warsaw Rebuilds - "little by little life returns to this shattered city" (3) End of Rainbow - famous London Red Cross Club to close, Eleanor Roosevelt speaks (4) A Plea For Tolerance, Gov. Statton speaks. (5) Philadelphia mint strikes new Roosevelt dimes, Basil O'Connor in Dimebox, Texas, woman speaks on March of Dimes campaign (6) Animal News - donkey , tiger (7) Golden Gloves boxing.
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(1) "Dramatic scenes of a new conflict that may envelop the world in flames! Hitler's war machine rolls into Poland, encouraged to strike by the new pact with Stalin's 'Red' Russia. With Danzig seized, Polish infantry and cavalry rally to the defense of their homeland. Italy remains in the background, while Nazis pour into the Siegfried Line to stem a possible Allied thrust. England: Tense eleventh-hour scenes in London, as Prime Minister Chamberlain declares a state of war exists! Troops...
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Hauptmann Identified At Hearing - some sound. (partial newsreel)
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"Washington DC: An impressive description, in his first official screen interview, by Lieut. Commander H. V. Wiley, one of the survivors of the ill-fated Akron, in which he tells in vivid words, how the appalling disaster occurred." (speech sound only of this partial newsreel)
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"News in Brief" - Chiang Kai shek parade with rockets and soldiers, troops form sign of double 10 , in Nationalist China (partial newsreel).
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National Gymnasium swimming pool for Don Schollander races, awarded gold medal; Dawn Fraser of Australia wins 3rd medal; backstroke race won by 3 Americans, 3 flags raised (partial newsreel)
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(1) "Since their conquest of the Philippines in 1941, the Japs have been holding 3,700 prisoners on the campus of Santo Tomas University. As the American forces reach Manila in the current campaign, General MacArthur, with an Honor Guard of the 1st Cavalry Brigade enters the stockades to the cheers of the famished internees. Mail call finds them overjoyed again, only this time they weep openly." "Jap Artillery finds the range of the University and the assembly breaks up quickly,...
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Navy battleships and aircraft carriers prepare for Hawaii war games. (partial newsreel)
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(1) (poor quality) At Charleston SC, USS George Washington is first Polaris sub, with 16 missiles, prepares for its first operational mission (2) Discoverer 17 satellite launched from Vandenberg, capsule snatched from sky by Flying Boxcar (3) Edwards AFB in California - X-15 dropped from B-52 at 40,000 ft., pilot Scott Crossfield, skid landing
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"Washington, DC: In a dramatic newsreel interview at the White House, the Chief Executive reviews the accomplishments of his two-months-old administration, promising further leislation designed to better economic conditions throughout the United States and to improve the financial standing of the industrial worker, the farmer and others." President Promises Better Wages For Industry Workers - scenes include FDR speaking Fireside Chat #2 - poor visual image of FDR's face. (partial...
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1) Hungarian Revolt - red star ripped out of Hungary flags, patriots guard frontier, medical supplies airlifted, demonstrations in US (2) "Near East Raid. Israeli Troops Attack Egypt" - mobilization of Israel armed forces, also pictures of Egypt mobilization (but no war pictures) in Mideast (3) San Francisco Eicler X-100 home of tomorrow, a research house (4) Mau-Mau leader captured in Kenya, "the human leopard will roam no more" - Africa (5) sports: Georgia Tech vs Tulane...
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Los Angeles Coliseum (glitch) - White Sox vs LA Dodgers in first baseball World's Series on West Coast (partial newsreel).
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Navy dirigible Akron crashed in the ocean near the New Jersey coast April 4, 1933, during a storm. Only 3 survived out of a crew of 76 men. (silent partial newsreel)
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"Lakehurst, NJ: Humming over metropolitan New York in the dawn, the huge dirigible 'Hindenburg' reaches her base at the Naval Air Station with shining honors for the fastest crossing of the North Atlantic ever made by a commercial passenger aircraft. The tremendous Zeppelin carries more than a hundred persons across the sea, many of them of international fame. Brought safely to land, the ship is lodged in a waiting hangar as thousands upon thousands of sightseers gather from near and far...
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(1) Reel 1 - "Nanking" (2) Reel 2 - "Uncensored!!! Unedited!!! The U.S.S. Panay Bombing in its entirey - exactly as photographed!" (this newsreel special is 22 minutes long, with music and narration)
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(1) Japanese Films of atomic bomb blast at Hiroshima, released one year later (2) Underwater atom blast rocks Bikini (line down middle of film frames) Admiral Blandy commander of task force, 2nd test of Operation Crossroads, cameras point to site of underwater explosion Test Baker, mushroom cloud of explosion, carrier Saratoga finally sinks, another view of the blast from overhead airplane. (sound track cuts out at very end)
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Douglas DC-6 luxury airliner tested in Long Beach, interior views for 56 passengers, converted into sleeping compartments for 26 passengers, at 20,000 ft.
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(1) Truman Announces Germany's surrender - "President Truman officially proclaims V-E Day, as Germany submits her unconditional surrender to Gen. Eisenhower's headquarters in Reims." (2) [silent with some sporadic sound] Rise and Fall of the Nazis - "Militant Germany is shown on the march against Austria, Czechoslovakia and Poland. The rush of the Panzer divisions through the Lowlands causing the downfall of France, the humiliating British retreat from the beaches of Dunkirk, the...
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"New York NY: The noted motion picture chief, returning from a trip abroad, tells of Europe's confidence in President Roosevelt's ability and the intense interest over there in the NRA and its results in speeding economic recovery." - sound of Laemmle speaking
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"Washington: Evidence found on the Maryland farm of Whittaker Chambers, forging a new link in the chain of spy data, is examined by Congressman Nixon and Chief Investigator Stribling of the House Un-American Activities Caommittee. The film may answer a lot of questions the country is asking." - Nixon looks at microfilm, the so-called pumpkin papers, Chambers says "Hiss is lying", pictures of pumpkin patch (no sound) (partial newsreel).
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JFK speaks (but no pictures of Gagarin)(partial newsreel).
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Cape Canaveral flight of 2 monkeys Baker and Able in test of nose cone re-entry, night launch of rocket, capsule fished from waters of Caribbean, Navy tug makes recovery, opened, monkeys removed unharmed, Baker is tiny squirrel monkey and Able is rhesus monkey (partial newsreel).
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(1) Cape Canaveral launch of unmanned Mercury capsule by Redstone rocket, the MR-1A capsule (glitches), fired down-range, griefly into space, then landed, total flight of 16 minutes, people examine recovered capsule (2) "Carrier Fire Is Probed" - USS Constellation in Brooklyn Navy Yard, nearly completed, but gutted by large fire, Navy Secretary speaks
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"Paris, France: Tense scenes as the lucky numbers are drawn in the great government-conducted gamble, won by Paul Bonhourse of Tarascon, who was awarded 5,000,000 frances, the equivalent of $307,000." (silent partial newsreel).
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(1) "Washington, DC: Pres. Roosevelt follows up a statement deploring anti-Jewish rioting in Germany by calling Ambassador Hugh Wilson home to discuss the situation." (no sound of FDR) (2) "Palo Alto, CA: Former Pres. Herbert Hoover expresses indignation at the 'brutal intolerance' of the Nazis and predicts their 'moral isolation.' (3) Father Robert I. Gannon, President of Fordham University and (4) Methodist-Episcopal Bishop Edwin H. Hughes raise their voices against the...
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(1) The World Crisis - "Berlin: While the Western Allies increase their aerial shuttle into Berlin, Russia's refusal to negotiate leaves issue in doubt. The threat of a show-down brings the world close to war. East Anglia: Landing on fields used by our 8th Air Force during the war, sixty Superforts arrive on training mission. Berlin crisis lends significance to huge bombers' arrival. Washington: Gen. Lucius Clay, commander of U.S. forces in Germany, arrives by plane for top-level...
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The momentous Ottawa conferences are brought to a stirring clase as President Roosevelt advises the Fuehrer to surrender now or face the calamitous ruin which has just been planned for him." - FDR, Churchill at the first Quebec (Quadrant) conference, sound of FDR speech. (partial newsreel)
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(1) 3rd Army blasts Nazi Strongholds - "Siege of Metz - Gen. Eisenhower visits Gen. Patton's American 3rd Army, on the battle lines at Metz. Tanks, mortars, bazookas, 155mm. artillery - all are used in battering at this Nazi location in the famed Siegfried Line." (2) Free Greeks Hail Allied Deliverance - "Athens Is Free - A British armada steams into the port of Athens, to be joined ashore by colorful bewhiskered Greek partisans. The undamaged Acropolis signalizes the eternal...
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Chicago, IL: Exclusive pictures of a hectic pushball game in which the Freshmen of Loyola University defeat the Sophomores in a wild battle for a prize beer keg, after many players suffer bumps and bruises.
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"Washington, DC: In a striking interview Maxim Litvinoff, Communist emissary to America, expresses his pleasure at President Roosevelt's move establishing diplomatic relations with the USSR and praises William C. Bullitt of Philadelphia, who has been named first ambassador to Moscow." sound of Litvinov speaking. (partial newsreel)
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"Barnegat, NJ: Impressive scenes of the finding of the control car and mid-section of the ill-fated Navy airship and the raising of the bent and twisted frame work by a group of USN salvage vessels." (2) New Dirigible on Trial Flights - "Akron, Ohio: Striking views of the official tests of the USS Macon, the largest airship in the world, just completed for the U.S. Navy. She is a sister ship of the wrecked Akron." (some parts silent of this partial newsreel without narration)
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"As Allied air fleets converge on Germn cities we get visual evidence of their vital contributions to victory. A fleet of Flying Fortresses reaches Ansbach and utterly ruins the large rail yards there, with tons of accurately placed bombs. Stendall gets the same treatment with remarkable bombing pictures resulting. Wittenberg is quickly set on fire. Other vapor trailing Forts visit Indwigslust and destroy the rail yards with block busters. U. S. fighter planes swoop down on German...
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"Patuxent, MD: The Chance Vought XF7U, odd-looking jet fighter plane, goes aloft for spectacular test flights. Swept-back wings and absence of conventional fuselage give the speedy craft a wierd appearance, on the ground and in flight." (no sound) (partial newsreel).
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1) Salk vaccine being administered, to babies, twin girls, Indians of Oklahoma (2) Thomas Gates become Secy Navy at Pentagon, Radford replaced by Twining, arrival of Brazil general Vaza to consult defense planners, Ike given medal by Pan-American Society (partial newsreel).
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1) Fort Greely Alaska - Operation Moosehorn - combat teams on skiis - supplies parachuted to ground troops - tents during blowing snow (2) Ambassador John Lodge to Spain with military equipment sent to Spain at Cartegena "tanks for bases to bar the spread of Red aggression" (3) Billy Graham to Japan (4) train accident (5) Yuba City CA celebrates Christmas in February, was postponed by flood (6) Fashions inspired by film Benny Goodman Story (7) sports: Austrian ski championship (8)...
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Atlas missile launched from Cape Canaveral on secret mission at night, goes into orbit by its own guidance system, carries new communications system, broadcasts Ike's message from satellite in space, actual sound of Ike's voice heard (partial newsreel).
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News in Brief story on Berlin, showing pictures of US soldiers and tanks and British troops who convoy boy going to school, building Berlin Wall, young couple waves from window (partial newsreel)
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"Washington DC: In a dramatic message to the nation, the Chief Executive outlines in clear terms the steps the Government will take to speed economic recovery in America. Mr. Roosevelt describes striking plans for the stabilization of currency, and for mortgage and home relief." sound of FDR speaking Fireside Chat #4.
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Louis Armstrong arrives in Congo, plays trumpet (partial newsreel)
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"New York, NY: The Happy Warrior expresses his pleasure at the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment as huge shipments of gin are made with the approval of the Federal Government for the first time in thirteen years." sound of Al Smith speaking. (partial newsreel).
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"Washington, DC: In the face of a possible new world conflict abroad, Pres. Roosevelt summons his cabinet officers for a conference on the European crisis. (2) Paris, France: Premier Daladier and Foreign Minister Bonnet fly to London, where they and Prime Minister Chamberlain move to exert pressure on Czechoslovakia to grant Hitler's demands of Sudeten territory annexation. (3) England: Braemer, Scotland, King George cuts short a visit at the colorful Scottish games to rush home for...
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(1) British test first H-bomb on Christmas Islands, on eve of disarmament talks (2) Algeria village victim of rebel terrorism, village of Beluza in Africa (3) new presidential helicopter lands at White House, poss to use for "evacuation in case of emergency" (4) Israel farmers (5) model plane fair in NY (partial newsreel)
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